Bookcover of Torres Strait English
Booktitle:

Torres Strait English

Dialect, English language, Variation in Australian English

Ceed Publishing (2012-03-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-620-0-94599-0

ISBN-10:
6200945993
EAN:
9786200945990
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Its main phonological characteristic is the retention of English [iː] and [uː] where Australian English has [əi] and [əu] (for example, wheel [ˈwiːl] rather than [ˈwəil], fool [ˈfuːl] rather than [ˈfəul]), while where grammar and the like are concerned, Torres Strait English shows a certain amount of post-Creole characteristics, such as the phrase You for [adjective] (e.g. You for style!) for the English You look/are really [adjective] (You are a real show-off!, alt. You are real cool!), and the almost mandatory use of second personal pronouns in the imperative. Other characteristics of T.I. English follow general non-standard dialects of English such as the use of done for did, run for ran, come for came (i.e. a four-way verb system of present-past-infinitive--ing-form for all verbs), and oncet for once. This is a non-rhotic accent, like Australian and New Zealand dialects.
Publishing house:
Ceed Publishing
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Aaron Philippe Toll
Number of pages:
64
Published on:
2012-03-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
English, language, VARIATION, Australian, dialect

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